While there's strength in numbers, our commitment to your transplant care and support means you’ll never be a number

Baylor Scott & White Health organ transplant centers in North Texas and Central Texas have been in existence for more than 35 years, and the transplant surgeons have performed some of the largest volume of organ transplants in the nation.

Transplant services at Baylor Scott & White Health

Our organ transplant centers in North Texas and Central Texas are home to a highly experienced team of physicians on the medical staff, transplant surgeons and other clinicians who provide comprehensive advanced heart, pancreas, liver, lung and kidney disease care and organ transplant services. Our Texas transplant centers combine advanced clinical research and innovative approaches to provide quality results and outstanding service to transplant patients and their family.

Why should you consider Baylor Scott & White Health for your organ transplant?

Proven success. Our organ transplant patient survival rates consistently exceed the national average.

Experience. Baylor Scott & White Health is home to one of the largest-volume liver, heart and islet cell organ transplant programs in Texas and in the nation. Based on volume, Baylor Scott & White Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute is the third-largest liver organ transplant center in the United States and has performed more liver transplants than any other program in Texas. Further, Baylor Scott & White has the third-largest pancreas transplant program in Texas. Studies show the more times a hospital performs a transplant procedure, the better its success rate.

Expertise. Organ transplant surgeons on our medical staff have trained 45 transplant surgeons who now lead major transplant centers globally.

Support. From fostering emotional health and good nutrition to managing financial or family needs, we’re here for our organ transplant patients and their families.

Innovación . Hemos realizado muchos primeros trasplantes de órganos humanos en el estado, la nación y el mundo. Somos reconocidos a nivel mundial por nuestras contribuciones a la investigación de trasplantes y nuestra efectividad en la traducción de estudios complejos a pacientes necesitados.

Robotic transplantation

We’re the only transplant center in the world using minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgical techniques for four different types of transplant surgery:

  • Kidney recipient transplantation
  • Living liver donation
  • Living kidney donation
  • Living uterus donation


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Transplant research

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute (BSWRI) conducts innovative studies exploring advances in treatment for all types of transplant and chronic disease such as heart failure and liver disease. Trials are currently underway at select Baylor Scott & White facilities in North and Central Texas.

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Preguntas frecuentes

  • How many people need organ transplants?

    Solo en los Estados Unidos, hay más de 120,000 personas en listas de espera para trasplantes de órganos. Desafortunadamente, simplemente no hay suficientes órganos donados, lo que resulta en un promedio de 18 personas que mueren cada día mientras esperan trasplantes.

  • ¿Qué son las donaciones de órganos y los trasplantes de órganos?

    The first successful adult human kidney transplant was performed in 1954. Over the past 50 years, many successful organ transplants have occurred. Transplants now involve every major organ, various tissues and cells (such as kidneys, hearts, lungs, livers and bone marrow). Organ transplant survival is steadily increasing, and successful transplants now lead to an improved quality of life. Medical technology continues to improve, and transplantation has become a life-saving procedure for many with congenital or chronic conditions or diseases. Research studies continue to focus on preventing graft rejection and the development of new anti-rejection drugs and therapies that are less toxic and more effective. Scientists also continue to learn about the body's immune system, which contributes to a further understanding of transplantation and other immunologic diseases and conditions.

  • What is the organ donation process?

    More than 120,000 people are on organ transplant waiting lists in the United States. But a shortage of donated organs means that an average of 18 people die each day while waiting for transplants. You have the power to donate life. Learn more and register to become a donor on the Texas state donor registry.

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  • How do I become a living organ donor?

    Las donaciones de órganos de donantes vivos pueden tener muchos beneficios para el receptor. Si está considerando convertirse en un donante vivo, el primer paso es completar nuestro cuestionario confidencial de historial de salud en línea. Un coordinador de donantes vivos revisará su información. Si es elegible, el coordinador se comunicará con usted para revisar su cuestionario del historial de salud y responder cualquier pregunta que pueda tener. Luego, trabajaremos con usted para obtener la aprobación financiera de su seguro para las pruebas.

    If approved, you’ll have a thorough medical and social evaluation to determine that you’re healthy and that there is nothing that puts you at additional risks for future health problems related to the surgery, anesthesia and donation. We’ll present the evaluation results to the Transplant Team to determine your suitability for donation.

    If you’re approved, we’ll schedule the transplant. Living donor liver transplants and living donor kidney transplants are available at the Baylor Scott & White transplant centers.

    Learn more about living donor donations